Though they taste like a combination of citrus, peach and mango, loquats are actually related to apples. In fact they are similar in many aspects, both having high sugar, acid and pectin content. Meaning...they're excellent for canning!
And you thought bacon was only a Western thing. Not so. The Chinese make all sorts of fantastic pork belly products, and this one, smoked with chile, cinnamon, star anise and Sichuan peppercorn, is one of the best.